|Kulu, located on the banks of
the Beas river, was once known as Kulanthpitha - `the end of
the habitable world'. Beyond its perimeter loomed the magnificent
Greater Himalayas, and by the Beas sprawled the `Silver Valley'.
Kulu came to be accessible to the outside world, only after
Independence. The long period of seclusion, has only served
to enhance the element of rawness and simplicity, that is inherent
in the area.
Raghunath Temple, In the 17th century, Raja Jagat Singh of Kulu
is said to have committed a great wrong, to atone for which,
he sent a courtier to Ayodhya for a statue of Lord Raghunath
- Lord Rama. He built this temple to house the image, and the
shrine went on to be a popular site of worship.
Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Bajaura (15 km): This temple is
by far one of the most picturesque temples in the valley,
and boasts of exquisite stone carvings.
Kaisdhar, Kaisdhar is an idyllic meadow, embraced by lofty
Access by Air:
The nearest airport for Kullu is at Bhuntar which is situated
9 km from Kullu.
Access by Rail:
The most nearest rail head for Kullu is in Chandigarh (310
km) and Ambala (355 km).
Access by Road:
By road Kullu can be reached from Delhi (585 km) and Shimla
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